About This Park
Set on 2,588 wooded acres near Glenville in West Virginia’s central region, Cedar Creek State Park’s rolling hills and wide valleys provide an ideal backdrop for a variety of recreational activities. The park is home to three small ponds, 14 miles of hiking trails, a miniature golf course, an outdoor pool and more. Two of the park’s unique features include a reconstructed one-room schoolhouse and restored log cabin, which serves as the campground check-in station.
Note: Beginning August 17, 2023 the outdoor swimming pool will only be on Saturday and Sunday until Labor Day Weekend. The pool reopens Memorial Day weekend in 2024.
Cedar Creek joined the state park system in 1955. Two buildings on park grounds allow guests to step back into West Virginia’s pioneer days. The park office, a fully restored log cabin, was formerly a Gilmer County historical landmark. A one-room schoolhouse, built in 1910, was moved to the park from Lewis County in 1989. The school has a tin roof, and is furnished with a pot-bellied stove, student desks, filled bookcases, blackboard and teacher’s desk. It is open to visitors on most Saturdays during the summer.
TrailsDownload Park Trail Map
This trail begins at the Athletic Field and meanders along Cedar Creek to the park boundary. Many anglers use this scenic trail to access their favorite fishing spots.
Distance: 1.5 miles
Grassy Ridge Trail
This trail is a favorite shortcut from the swimming area to the Grass Ridge picnic area.
Distance: 0.25 miles
This trail runs above the picnic area and was laid out as a project of the Nightingale 4-H Club.
Distance: 0.5 miles
North Boundary Trail
This trail is an extension of Two Run Trail and winds over interesting shale barrens to an area of large timber.
Distance: 1 mile
Park View Trail
This rugged trail begins near the bridge across Cedar Creek and provides many scenic views of the park.
Distance: 1.75 miles
Stone Trough Trail
This is a loop trail that begins at the campground and runs up Long Lick to its source. The trail then turns south and climbs a ridge where it passes a stone water trough, hand-carved from solid rock and believe to be more than 100 years old. South Trough then joins Two Run Trail to return to the campground.
Distance: 2.5 miles
Two Run Trail
This trail begins at the campground and follows Two Run to its source. From there it follows a series of abandoned logging roads and animal trails until it meets Stone Trough Trail and returns to the campground.
Distance: 2.5 miles
Host a family get-together in a beautiful location. Several picnic sites and three large-group picnic shelters are located throughout the park and available for reservation. Book now before they fill up!
North Bend State Park
This park has a lodge, restaurant, campground and a variety of recreational activities including guided programs in rock climbing and kayaking. The 72-mile North Bend Rail Trail runs through the park and accommodates hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. North Bend is located about 50 miles northwest of Cedar Creek State Park.
Burnsville Lake and Wildlife Management Area
This 968-acre lake is a popular fishing spot for largemouth and smallmouth bass, muskellunge, walleye and trout. The 12,579-acre WMA is a mixture of steep hills and flat creek bottoms, with hunting opportunities for deer, grouse, rabbit and turkey. The lake is located 40 miles east of Cedar Creek. This large lake is a good area for kayaking.
Bulltown Historic District
This area commemorates the Battle of Bulltown, the last significant Confederate offensive in West Virginia. The site includes Union trenches, Confederate soldier graves and a restored farm that reflects period living conditions of the area. The Bulltown Historic Center features artifacts from the battle and is only located about 30 miles east of Cedar Creek.
Glenville Golf Club
This gorgeous 9-hole, par 35 golf course has an annual membership base but is open to the public for individual games. Cart and club rentals are available on site and the club is only a 20 minute drive north of the park.